Definitions
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
 n. Equality of measure.
 n. Equality of elevation above sea level.
 n. Mathematics A function between metric spaces which preserves distances, such as a rotation or translation in a plane.
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 n. A function between metric spaces (or on a single metric space) having the property that the distance between two images is equal to the distance between their preimages.
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 n. equality of elevation above sea level
 n. equality of measure (e.g., equality of height above sea level or equality of loudness etc.)
 n. the growth rates in different parts of a growing organism are the same
 n. a onetoone mapping of one metric space into another metric space that preserves the distances between each pair of points
Etymologies
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Examples

The metric has time dependent metric elements, which means there is no Killing isometry which defines energy conservation as a symmetry of the spacetime.

Temperaturemediated transitions between isometry and allometry in a colonial, modular invertebarte.

With a few [extremely nongeneric] exceptions, namely the ones with maximal isometry groups, one can say definitely whether they are expanding or not.

Further momentum is an isometry of this spacetime, so momentum is conserved.

The metric coefficients are time dependent, and this precludes the existence of a Killing vector K_t that defines an isometry and energy conservation law.

In effect cosmologies in their lack of such isometry permits the creation of momentum and energy — aka the big bang.
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Quantum Mechanics, But Were Afraid to Ask

This process of being dragged along is due to a symmetry (isometry) of space which preserves momentum.

(M², g²ab), respectively, and if there exists an isometry

Does it follow, as we would want determinism to guarantee, that Î¨ is extendible to an isometry from

(M*, g*ab) violates the condition that determinism was supposed to guarantee as Î¨ is not extendible to an isometry from D+ (Î£) onto
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